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ORBCOMM hires Patrick Shay as its EVP for Sales and Marketing

ORBCOMM hires Patrick Shay as its EVP for Sales and Marketing

Posted by Jeremy CowanDecember 5, 2012

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company specialising in two-way machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced the appointment of Patrick Shay as executive vice president (EVP), Sales & Marketing.

“We are pleased to bring Patrick on board,” said Marc Eisenberg, chief executive officer of ORBCOMM. “With his wealth of experience, we can anticipate a major contribution by him to our continued success. As we lead up to the launch of our next generation satellites, we expect Pat to play a leading role.”

Mr. Shay has 25 years of innovative leadership experience in the GPS and wireless markets. Most recently, he was vice president & general manager for DeLorme. Prior to DeLorme, Mr. Shay served as vice president & general manager of Data Services at Iridium Communications. Mr. Shay has also previously held vice president positions at Hughes Telematics, Sirius Satellite Radio and Rand McNally.

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global satellite data communications company specialising in M2M communications. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Asset Intelligence (a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders.

By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost, two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine and homeland security. ORBCOMM-based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets.

The company is a provider of solutions and services for the refrigerated and transportation markets. Under its ReeferTrak,® GenTrak(TM) and CargoWatch(TM) brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated and transportation assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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